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Post Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:41 am

Classic(ish) Porsche Tidy Up

Thanks to Rob for letting me post this on the site, ive noticed whenever there is a car post there is an awful lot of interest from the site members so I thought you might be interested in seeing the strip down and rebuild of my 1986 Porsche 911 3.2 Carerra.

The car itself is solid, but strangely just the front wings have started to go so I have decided to just replace them rather than try to repair. At £450 each it was a big decision to make, but this car is a keeper so I thought I might as well do it properly. The car hasnt been mollycoddled all its life and has been used daily up until about 3 years ago, so all in all it just needs a tidy up.

I hope you enjoy reading the thread over the next 4 weeks, it will certainly be warts 'n all, nothing will be hidden and you will see exactly as we find when the work progresses.
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This is the car before we started. Its a very good starting point and most people wouldnt go to this extent. Im slightly nerdish about my cars though!!
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Headlights out show that the bowls were starting to go. The comedy bonnet prop shows that I need new bonnet lifters.
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Bumpers off show that its all good under here.
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It took 3 hours to get this wing off because of a stubborn, hard to reach bolt. We could have cut the wing off but second hand wings sell on quite well believe it or not.
The inner wings arent too bad, mostly its just surface rust that will wire brush of
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Post Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:05 am

Paul, considering that it is a 22 year old car the lack of rust in the photos proves the quality of Porsche galvanizing.

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Post Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:09 am

I have to say that is ugly love the colour, condition not bad but that is a really ugly bit of metal :roll: what are you men like


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Post Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:29 am

Lynn wrote:I have to say that is ugly love the colour, condition not bad but that is a really ugly bit of metal :roll: what are you men like


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Im shocked Lynn, if this one goes well I my even post pics up of my previous restorations!!

Then you will see what UGLY cars are really like lol!!
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Post Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:30 am

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Post Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:04 pm

Looks like it needs an engine as well :D :P :lol1: :car:

Good luck with the work.

The 911 is my favourite Porsche, with its classic design.

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Post Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:11 pm

Hi ivan the porche like the vw has the engine in the back the front is used for luggage etc although small and compact

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Post Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:41 pm

Work has progressed quite well today, the glass is all out and the minor work that was needed to the inner wings has started.

I have to shell out for 2 new rear lights unfortunately and at £150 each its put a big dent in my budget but cant be avoided. The car is impressing me as it is stripped, its really better than I had expected underneath the skin.
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The wifes seat!!
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Leading edge of the sill is a seperate panel, it needs replacing.
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Inner wing needs a minor patch
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Bumper off
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N/S Rear light is unsavable
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Post Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:31 pm

Its been a while since ive updated this but ive been lucky enough to actually have some real work to keep me busy!!

Anyway, the car has moved on quite well. Ive been surprised at how solid it was underneath the paint, we were expecting to need to do some lead loading but it just wasnt necessary. The rear quarter was just a tiny dent that hadnt been repaired properly in the past, the paint had blistered but there were no holes. The dent was repaired properly and primed.

Two small holes in the door checks were fixed with new metal, ive tried to keep the filler down to a bare minimum, just using it for shaping rather than actual repairs.

The wings are back on now and im expecting it to go to paint this week.
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NS Door Check.jpg
OS Door Check.jpg
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Post Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:59 pm

Nice job Paul, very nice, any pics of the renault?


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Post Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:01 pm

Jason Davies wrote:Nice job Paul, very nice, any pics of the renault?


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Not yet Jason, its been in a friends garage getting a carb problem fixed. He is doing it at mates rates so its taking a while as he is only on it when he has time. I think its fixed now and ill be getting that extra decal on this week.
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Post Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:10 pm

Lynn wrote:but that is a really ugly bit of metal :roll: what are you men like


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